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Meta-Review: Toy Commander – Dreamcast

Inspired by the classic Micro Machines games of the 8-bit/16-bit eras with a touch of Pixar Toy Story feel, Toy Commander was one of the first quirky Dreamcast games to hit the market. While there isn’t one individual aspect that makes Toy Commander stick out, it is very well-rounded in terms of presentation, attention to […]

Meta-Review: Trizeal – Dreamcast, PS2

The Dreamcast had a long string of 2D shooters that continued long after the console left the retail scence in most countries. Trizeal was developed by Triangle Service, a small Japanese developer, and was ported to the Dreamcast in 2005 from the NAOMI arcade platform, making it one of the officially licensed games to be […]

New GBA & PSX Emulation Developments for the Dreamcast

The Dreamcast is an extremely versatile machine – there’s no denying that. As if the commercial developers didn’t push the limits of the console enough, there are many homebrew and emulator developers out there that are trying to squeeze every last ounce of processing power out of the Dreamcast in order to bring more playable […]

The Best Dreamcast Games For Today: The Top Titles That Still Matter

It’s pretty easy to find a list of “The Top 10 Dreamcast Games” or some similar ranking, but most of them were written back when the console was still on the retail scene and almost all of them only compare the games against other Dreamcast games. This is all fine if the Dreamcast is the […]

Meta Review: Castle of Shikigami 2 – Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube, XBox

Castle of Shikigami 2 (also known as Shikigami No Shiro II) naturally originated in the arcades and was later ported to the Sega Dreamcast (in the series of late shmups that kept the DC import scene alive), Playstation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and Xbox. The game was released in Japan for each of those mediums and […]

PDF: Official Dreamcast Magazine – Issue #1 – September 1999

September 9, 1999 (better known as 9/9/99) was the date of possibly the most successful game console launch in history. It also marked the release of what is possibly one of the best console-specific magazines to be published in the USA. The Official Dreamcast Magazine was a slick publication that not only featured some of […]

Meta-Review: Ikaruga – Dreamcast & Gamecube

You will find that I bring up the development house known as Treasure quite often — and for good reason. They are behind many of the best cult-classic games of all time and know how to feed the cravings of hardcore gamers — sometime before the audience even knows what it is that they crave. […]

Meta-Review: Shenmue – Dreamcast

In the peak of Sega’s creativity, legendary developer Yu Suzuki was finally able to release the long-awaited and heavily-hyped project that was started on the Sega Saturn’s hardware, but was able to thrive on the Dreamcast’s extra power. Shenmue defied traditional gaming genres and took elements from a number of game types. It features strong […]

Review: Virtua Fighter 3TB – Sega Dreamcast

The third installment of Sega’s premiere 3D fighting series seems to suffer from a was could be labeled as middle-child syndrome. While it is a decent game, it had a number of circumstances going against it. The first Virtua Fighter was, of course, a ground-breaking game as Sega brought in its cutting-edge 3D modeling and […]

Best Graphics on The Dreamcast – Maximize Your Visual Experience

If you ask most gamers to list off the current-generation consoles (soon to be last-gen), the will probably recite “PS2, XBox, and Gamecube”, but conveniently neglect the Sega Dreamcast. As many of you know, the Dreamcast was way ahead of its time ” (literally fifteen months before the PlayStation 2 and three years before GameCube […]

Make the Most of Your Sega Dreamcast

The Sega Dreamcast is quite possibly one of the most versatile console of all time. They also happen to be quite affordable and plentiful. If you don’t already have one, you need to pick one (or two) up. If you already have one, take a look at some hardware and software that will maximize your […]

Retro Gaming Dream Machines

Over the last decade or two, we have seen a wide variety of gaming hardware — each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Personally, I would love to be able to play with just about every unique piece of hardware at least once. However, some of the most interesting gaming machines are both difficult to […]

Bleemcast : Playstation Games On Your Dreamcast

The Dreamcast is truly an amazing machine that was ahead of its time. One amazing capability that Sega’s little white box was able to pull off surprisingly well was emulate original Playstation games. Now don’t get your hopes up too much — while some games run quite well, the number of Playstation games that are […]

The Samba de Amigo Box Set

As one of the best games that defined the Dreamcast, Samba De Amigo is one of the premier rhythm games of all time. Unfortunately not that many people have actually played it. While I have greatly enjoyed this unique game, I have not been privileged enough to possess the full Samba De Amigo box set […]

Dreamcast VGA Cable Compatibility List

While VGA mode is supported by most every Dreamcast games, there are a few that do not support it. Some of the non-VGA games can be patched to be used with a Dreamcast VGA cable by making some quick modifications to the ripped game’s CDI file. You can also get a full-featured Dreamcast VGA Box […]

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